10-22-15 Police seek information about stolen bell

Hawaiʻi Police Department
North Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Allan Watanabe
Phone: 962-2120
Report No. C15031075

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help about a theft in Papaʻaloa.

At 10:12 a.m. Wednesday (October 21), police responded to a reported theft at the Papaʻaloa Hongwanji. They learned that a 100-year-old bronze bell had been stolen. The bell measures 24-inches wide by 30-inches tall. Its value has yet to be determined.

Police ask anyone with any information about this incident or the location of the stolen bell to call the Police Departments non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Robert Panem at 962-2120, or email Sergeant Jefferson Grantz at jefferson.grantz@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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